Obama's 'Plan for Iraq'

Patrick Casey
Barack Obama has an op-ed in this morning's New York TimesMy Plan for Iraq. It's just priceless. I thank him for timing it to accompany my article today, "Iraq and the Surrounding Region, As Obama Wanted It."

In it, he attempts to be all things to all people, claiming that he has always been right about everything in Iraq -- even when he opposed the surge:

"But the same factors that led me to oppose the surge still hold true."

In Obama's response to President Bush's SOTU speech this past January, he stated:

"Tonight President Bush said the surge in Iraq is working, when we know that's just not true".

This morning, Obama admits that it did work (and, therefore, must have been working when he claimed it wasn't).

Obama misses some important points about Afghanistan. It's now (and has been) a NATO-led effort. Petraeus was just confirmed to take over CentCom by the Democratic Senate last week -- why the long delay? Does Obama, in his infinite wisdom, now claim that NATO is irretrievably broken -- that we have to take over in Afghanistan again? Isn't that scenario similar to what we would have had to do in Iraq if we bugged out in 2007?
Barack Obama has an op-ed in this morning's New York TimesMy Plan for Iraq. It's just priceless. I thank him for timing it to accompany my article today, "Iraq and the Surrounding Region, As Obama Wanted It."

In it, he attempts to be all things to all people, claiming that he has always been right about everything in Iraq -- even when he opposed the surge:

"But the same factors that led me to oppose the surge still hold true."

In Obama's response to President Bush's SOTU speech this past January, he stated:

"Tonight President Bush said the surge in Iraq is working, when we know that's just not true".

This morning, Obama admits that it did work (and, therefore, must have been working when he claimed it wasn't).

Obama misses some important points about Afghanistan. It's now (and has been) a NATO-led effort. Petraeus was just confirmed to take over CentCom by the Democratic Senate last week -- why the long delay? Does Obama, in his infinite wisdom, now claim that NATO is irretrievably broken -- that we have to take over in Afghanistan again? Isn't that scenario similar to what we would have had to do in Iraq if we bugged out in 2007?